Everyone knew it would eventually happen and today is the day. In an effort to influence the 2020 U.S. election, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and the social media technocrats have crossed the Rubicon today and banned all sharing of the explosive information about Hunter and Joe Biden’s self-serving deals with Ukraine.
In an effort to stop evidence from surfacing showing candidate Joe Biden lied about his involvement with corrupt Ukraine business deals, Facebook and Twitter have openly deployed their activist technicians to generate algorithms blocking content sharing of The New York Post article(s). Additionally all users, including White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany are being removed from all platforms for sharing the story.
The New York Post responds:
So much for Facebook’s claims to be a neutral platform: One of its top execs just put the social media giant firmly in the pro-Biden camp. And Twitter soon followed suit.
Andy Stone, Facebook’s policy communications manager, boasted about burying The Post’s story on proof that Hunter Biden merchandized access to his dad.
Stone’s tweet Wednesday morning: “While I will intentionally not link to the New York Post, I want be clear that this story is eligible to be fact-checked by Facebook’s third-party fact-checking partners. In the meantime, we are reducing its distribution on our platform.”
Within hours, Twitter was preventing users from tweeting out the story — with a high-tech trick that let you seem to post it, only to send your tweet into some holding-tank limbo. Its excuse was the supposed “lack of authoritative reporting on the origins of the materials included in the article,” which might — might! — violate its “Hacked Materials Policy.” That The Post made it very clear how the information ended up in the newspaper’s possession didn’t matter. (read more)
This is the moment when the event horizon is crossed. This is the moment when Big Tech goes all-in to influence the election. This is the moment of no retreat for those who own and operate the social media platforms. If they lose the 2020 election, the social media platforms will be regulated and dismantled…. they know it… and they are all-in.
These entities are worth hundreds of billions, and all of those stakeholders are now exposed to the outcome of the 2020 election. The scale of the financial risk shows how severe this move is… yes, they are all-in. It should also be remembered that former FBI chief-legal-counsel James Baker is now the lead counsel for Facebook.
Remarkably, and reflecting the strength and accuracy of the documentary evidence, according to Politico the Biden campaign is now making a strategic retreat from their previous denials:
[…] In a statement, Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates said, “we have reviewed Joe Biden’s official schedules from the time and no meeting, as alleged by the New York Post, ever took place.”
[…] Biden’s campaign would not rule out the possibility that the former VP had some kind of informal interaction with Pozharskyi, which wouldn’t appear on Biden’s official schedule. But they said any encounter would have been cursory. Pozharskyi did not respond to a request for comment. (read more)
Yet, despite the shift in the Biden campaign statement; which now reflects the accuracy of the New York Post reporting; the tech overlords are still trying to protect their candidate.
So terrible that Facebook and Twitter took down the story of “Smoking Gun” emails related to Sleepy Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, in the @NYPost. It is only the beginning for them. There is nothing worse than a corrupt politician. REPEAL SECTION 230!!! t.co/g1RJFpIVUZ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2020
Facebook and Twitter are publishers, not platforms.
Pass it on.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 14, 2020
Twitter has blocked users from tweeting the link to the @nypost's story on Hunter Biden.
So we put it on our website for you to read and share.
Click, share, and RT! t.co/tZwybnoW0e
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) October 14, 2020
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) October 14, 2020
To Boldly Go Where No American Media Platform Has Gone Before t.co/MKF6YsdamN
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) October 14, 2020
Whoa! They are changing their position. t.co/2zsScsMHMt
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) October 14, 2020
Twitter and Facebook are "ALL-IN" folks.
This is the full effort, right here and right now.
If they lose the election in three weeks their business model will implode. They will be taken apart. There are billions at stake and they have gone all-in to protect Joe Biden. pic.twitter.com/FSnR7LRDGJ
— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) October 14, 2020